Creamy Garden Vegetable Pasta Salad

1
Lynn Socko

By
@lynnsocko

What a delicious way to use your fresh veggies!!!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
25 Min

Ingredients

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1 lb
box pasta, your favorite
4 slice
bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 tsp
mccormicks southwest sweet and spicy season
1/2
red bell, chopped
1/2
poblano, chopped
1/4 large
sweet onion, chopped
1/2
orange or yellow bell, chopped
1 c
fresh or fresh frozen corn
1/4 c
fresh cilantro, chopped
1 c
grated cheese, your favorite
1/2-3/4 c
ranch dressing
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Creamy Garden Vegetable Pasta Salad

Step-by-Step

  • 1Total of 2 cups of chopped veggies: Chop peppers, onion and cilantro. If using fresh corn, remove from cob. Place veggies and corn in skillet with about 1-2 tsp of olive oil, sprinkle with Southwest spice mix and simmer for only about 5 min. Remove from heat. Cook bacon and crumble.
  • 2Boil pasta according to package directions, drain and allow to cool. Add veggies, cilantro and bacon and cheese and toss. Add dressing and toss to coat. Salt and pepper to taste and garnish with additional cilantro.
  • 3Allow to chill for at least one hour to allow the flavors to marry.

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About Creamy Garden Vegetable Pasta Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads, Other Salads
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #macaroni




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